America lost a devoted, passionate veteran and civil servant over the weekend. While Senate hopefuls are already vying for the opportunity to try to fill the big shoes he left behind, John McCain can’t be overshadowed yet — even with midterm elections looming. There’s still a chance to pay your respects and see him honored, even if you live nowhere close to Arizona or Washington, D.C. Here’s when and how to tune in for John McCain’s funeral and memorial if you want to watch online or live stream the events honoring his life and service.
The longtime Arizona Senator passed away this weekend after discontinuing treatment for glioblastoma, the same type of brain cancer that claimed the life of Joe Biden’s son Beau in May 2015. Despite the White House’s initial unwillingness to keep the flag at half staff, the late Senator and Navy veteran is being honored throughout the week. There are events celebrating his life and tremendous contributions to the country starting today and running through Saturday, September 1.
John McCain’s memorials and services live stream information
Memorials and services are happening throughout the week to honor the 81-year-old. Some of those services are private, but many are followed by public services with live streams available so people across the country can tune in and pay their respects. Metro has rounded them up and listen them below in chronological order:
Arizona State Capitol
August 29, 2018, 2pm local time (5pm ET)
John McCain will lie in state at the Arizona State Capitol today. There was a private ceremony this morning, but the public is welcome to pay their respects starting at 2pm local time. The public service will be live streamed online, and you can find more information about it here. Some networks like CNN are also airing coverage of the service now (at the time of publication).
You can also watch live CBS News coverage of the memorial below:
United States Capitol
August 31, 2018; 11am ET
After lying in state at Arizona State Capitol and a public procession, the late Senator will be transported to the United States Capitol building, where he will also lie in state. At 11am ET on Friday, August 31, his family, colleagues and staff will honor his memory in a private ceremony. As soon as that is over, the public is welcome to pay their respects until the end of the day. Find out more about this event here. You can watch the live stream, embedded below:
John McCain’s funeral live stream information
You can also see the decorated veteran’s funeral, which will take place on Saturday, September 1. The funeral, though private, will be live streamed soall Americans can say their final goodbyes. Though many wondered if John McCain would be buried at Arlington, the Senator will be laid to rest on the grounds of his alma mater the Annapolis Naval Academy, next to his best friend from his Navy years, Charles “Chuck” Larsen.
Washington National Cathedral
September 1, 2018; 10am ET
As we mentioned, the service is private, but Metro will update this article as soon as live stream information and links become available. For now, you can read more about John McCain’s funeral as well as his lifetime worth of achievements here.